Will the Current Boom Housing Market Crash Dive or Crash Land?

The housing bubble is bound to either burst, deflate, or revert due to normal market pressures. Experts differ on which will come to pass.

NAR’s Yun dismisses housing bubble fears

National Association of Realtor’s chief economist Lawrence Yun has dismissed suggestions that we’rein a housing bubble in his latest column for Forbes.

Five tips for a stress-free apartment rental negotiation

If you’re looking for a new apartment, you’re not alone. The Census Bureau reports that more people move to a new rental during the summer (May to August), than any other season. With vacancy rates across the country down, and rental rates up, it’s a landlord’s market, and it can be a challenge to find what you want at a price you can afford. Here are five negotiation tips to help you through your apartment search.

UK House Prices Rose in January, Or Did They Fall?

According to the Halifax, property prices in the UK rose by 0.6% last month which more or less wiped out the previous months decline of 1%, yet Reuters reported that prices were in decline. So who is in the right and who is in the wrong?

Bid-Rigging Investors Plead Guilty To Fixing Foreclosure Auctions

Eight real estate investors in California have agreed to make guilty pleas in relation to a scam where they rigged the bidding in auctions on foreclosed properties in San Francisco, say federal officials.   Prosecutors claim that the investors operated their scheme for a three year period up until early 2011, agreeing not to bid against each

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Home Prices Continue To Fall

The latest data available shows that home prices continuing to fall in most of the country’s major cities, with at least ten of the country’s biggest housing markets reaching their lowest level since the beginning of the housing market crash. According to the results, from the newly-published Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index, which publishes details of

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Hawaii and the Coming Commercial Boom – Well Maybe

Commercial real estate investment in Hawaii was very strong last year. Spending for hotels, shopping centers, and other attractive bargains was obviously in vogue as investors spent twice what they did the previous year.

Home Prices Down 30 Percent Nationwide

S.&P./Case-Shiller index suggests massive opportunities for those investors capable of taking advantage of the “buyer’s market” in place this year. With home prices poised to hit bottom, some experts suggest now is the time to invest. Still, the industry will encourage caution. For some though, all time low price is a powerful incentive.

Portland Made Affordable

There are a hundred reasons why Portland, Oregon is one of the best places to buy real estate. Not the least of these are its location, economy, and the level and number of nearby services, but the biggest reason to buy there is price at the moment. Recent dips in house prices in America’s greenest city have made property many could only dream of accessible.

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